FDA Issues Warning Letters to Endoscope Manufacturer

FDA Issues Warning Letters to Endoscope Manufacturer

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The agency’s Center for Devices and Radiological Health issued two warning letters to Olympus for violations including failure to adhere to medical device reporting (MDR) requirements and quality systems regulations.

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